Etta Mae Pierce

15 July 1918–29 August 1989 (Age 71)
Mobile, Alabama, United States

The Life of Etta Mae

When Etta Mae Pierce was born on 15 July 1918, in Mobile, Alabama, United States, her father, Chesley Pierce, was 27 and her mother, Ruth Roberta Overstreet, was 28. She married Lyman Charles Lyons on 3 July 1937, in Pascagoula, Jackson, Mississippi, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 11 Crichton, Mobile, Alabama, United States in 1940 and Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States in 1989. She died on 29 August 1989, in Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Tillmans Corner, Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Lyman Charles Lyons
Etta Mae Pierce
Marriage: 3 July 1937

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3 July 1937
Pascagoula, Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Etta Mae Lyons in household of Lyman Lyons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Etter M Busby in household of Harry Busby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Etta M Pierce in household of Charity Pierce, "United States Census, 1920"

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